emblem remove and replace on an 80 series --

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  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    -- well, my 80s rear emblem was looking pretty crappy, and being 11 years old, was coming up on one side --

    -- i laid down the $70 and got to work replacing it --

    first off, spud greets all ya' haters --

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    What about the non-haters? We get snubbed?
     
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    next, an hour of work, a contrainer of goo-gone, some odd plastic cake knife (smooth) and a technique --

    -- going over and over the adhesive with goo-gone and the knife --

    -- the result --

    -- I pondered leaving it like this, then ditched that thought --
     
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    the impetus to this task -- a $70 part i bought last winter --

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    ain't nothing like OEM fit --

    -- i left the area unwaxed, etc, to adhese better --

    -- will wax the surrounding area later --

    -- no scratches though --

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    it's a lovely day here -- dogs are smilin', cruiser chore is done and i didn't fawk it up --

    :D

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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Looks nice.
    I prefer the nekkid look personally.



    Hey Spud!
     
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    thanks -- i like it more with the emblem, but just personal preference --

    -- i'm glad i didn't have to use a heat gun or some noxious crap --

    here's another "without" --

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    -- how did thin lizzy's lead singer die?
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    dunno. eaten by a pit bull? :D
     
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    Just did the same thing about two months ago. That was not a fun task.
     
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    I've got CDan's cool JDM offset license plate bracket coming, and it already says "Toyota Land Cruiser" on it, just smaller of course. So with the big one on the rear tailgate, it seems kind of redundant. Maybe I'll take my big one off. Especially since it got cracked at Rubithon `04 and it's peeling off anyway.
     
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    just set aside a good hour or so --

    -- and get a new bottle of goo-gone --

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    would a heat gun speed the process up? or is it just as easy with goo gone, a plastic scraper and and hour?
     
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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    My suggestion -- don't use that crap orange goo gone stuff. Takes too long for it to work. Use the hard-core lighter fluid type stuff -- it works much better and faster.
     
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    clear coat isn't necessary, is it -- :D

    just watch out if your paint starts to goo, too --

    :D

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    it may speed it up, but this technique works, and it's least invasive --

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    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    I read the warnings. No issues with clearcoat.

    Even if there was, it didn't matter in my case...I was covering the area with black rubberized plastic goo.
     
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    In which case you must get the undercoat off if it's anything like Line-X. So it sounds like a good product pre-LX.


    TY - just thinkin aloud. Or is it key strokin aloud ... strokin in plain site? God I dunno ?!! :grinpimp:
     
  19. e9999

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    in chitchat even if dealing with 80s eh?
    Eric embarrassed about his emblem preoccupation or did Junk exert his compensating authority by moving this here? :D

    (still have to put my round thing back on)
     
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    nahh -- i posted it here --

    -- didn't think much of it --

    -- y'all are too busy speaking of LED crystal tail-lamps --

    :D

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